Police are enlisting the public’s help to identify the suspect, who was filmed fleeing the scene after a Northern Virginia man was shot after midnight driving Monday in Washington, D.C., on Lyft.
In a press release, the Metropolitan Police Department said police were called to the scene shortly after midnight on Monday in the 400th block of Northeast 11th Street after receiving a call of an unconscious person.
When officers arrived, they found an adult male (later identified as 31-year-old Nasrat Ahmad Yal of Alexandria, Virginia) who had been shot in the vehicle.
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Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and took Ahmad Yal to a local hospital, but his life-saving attempts failed and he was pronounced dead.
Washington, D.C.-based CBS station WUSA reported that Ahmad Yar served as an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. In 2021, he fled with his wife and four children after the Afghan government was overthrown by the Taliban.
Ahmad Yal’s wife told the news station that she wanted him to go home after spending the night with friends, but decided to keep working because the rent was due soon. A short time later he was shot dead.
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He was also reportedly working as a lift driver when he was killed.
“Our hearts are with Mr Nasrat’s loved ones in the face of this unspeakable tragedy,” a Lyft spokesperson told Fox News Digital on Thursday. “We have reached out to his family to offer assistance and are in contact with law enforcement to assist with the investigation.”
Four individuals fleeing the scene were captured by an outdoor Nest camera.
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The Metropolitan Police Department shared the video on its website and solicited the public’s cooperation in identifying the individual.
The ministry is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ahmad Yar’s murderer.
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If you have information, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or anonymously send a text message to the reporting line at 50411.